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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:19 am 
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I'm starting to wonder if Buddhist explanations of phenomena isn't complex Spiritual Metaphysics....


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:34 am 
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Wesley1982 wrote:
Spiritual Metaphysics.


Could you perhaps give an indication of what that implies, in your thinking?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:55 pm 
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It would simply be 'spiritual science' explaining complex stuff outside of the Buddhist paradigm/context.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:45 pm 
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Wesley1982 wrote:
It would simply be 'spiritual science' explaining complex stuff outside of the Buddhist paradigm/context.


'Spiritual' theory is associated with atman/soul, buddhist theory is associated with the consciousness.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:59 am 
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Wesley1982 wrote:
It would simply be 'spiritual science' explaining complex stuff outside of the Buddhist paradigm/context.


So, the idea is if "Buddhist explanations of phenomena isn't [aren't] explaining complex stuff outside of the Buddhist paradigm/context"?

If the explanations are of things "outside of the Buddhist paradigm/context", then, by definition, the explanations are not 'Buddhist' explanations.

If you are actually asking "Do 'Buddhist explanations' = 'spiritual metaphysics'" (and you do not equate 'spirit' with 'eternal individual self'), then the short answer is: Yes.

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